Dr. Javier Cortés, director of the International Breast Cancer Center (IBCC), has participated as an expert in the development of the 5th ESO-ESMO International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC5 Guidelines), as part of the 5th International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer. This top-level scientific congress was held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 14 to 16 November 2019, and brought together more than 1,500 participants from 94 countries around the world.
The conclusions from this scientific forum, ABC5, have recently been published in Annals of Oncology and among its authors is Dr. Javier Cortés Castán, director of the International Breast Cancer Center (IBCC).
Since its first edition in 2011, the main objective of the ABC conference has been the development of high-quality international consensus guidelines for the treatment of advanced breast cancer.
All recommendations have been developed by a multidisciplinary group of international experts, and are based on the best available clinical evidence and the authors’ collective expert opinion.
The ABC5 guidelines are jointly developed by the European School of Oncology (ESO) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and have been endorsed by several international oncology organizations.
This ESO-ESMO ABC5 clinical practice guide has provided the following contributions:
- Key recommendations for the treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer.
- Updates on management, follow-up and palliative care/support for patients with any subtype of advanced breast cancer.
- Up-to-date diagnostic algorithms and treatments.